Retired AF, born and raised in the south. Longtime reader of various types of literature. Love reading and writing. I like seeing and learning from the styles of many different writers and learning lessons that inform my own writing. Constructive criticism is not only welcomed but aggressively solicited. I appreciate mastery of the mechanics or storytelling such as world building; complexity of character; mood setting; and tone. I appreciate masters of the element who breathe life into each and every character that is unique to that character. I strive to one day attain that level of mastery.